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The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues: A rejoinder to Hayenga – Letters to the Editor

A rejoinder to Hayenga – Letters to the Editor – Letter to the Editor Professor Hayenga’s conclusion that agricultural economists should speak with greater consensus on policy issues is probably neither achievable nor, in all instances, desirable. Heated policy debates go back decades as attendees at the annual meeting of the then American Farm Economics […]

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The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues: Cooperatives Consolidate: Response to the Changing Structure of the U.S. Food Industry

Cooperatives Consolidate: Response to the Changing Structure of the U.S. Food Industry – Terra Darren Hudson The U.S. food and fiber system continues to evolve, driven by globalization, technological change, stagnant demand for food, and other political and economic forces. As a result, actors in the food system — processors, wholesalers, input dealers, and the […]

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The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues: Moving Toward CIVIC Agriculture

Moving Toward CIVIC Agriculture Thomas A. Lyson While civic agriculture does not represent a challenge to the conventional agriculture and food industry, it does include some innovative ways to produce, process, and distribute food. Civic Agriculture. The name evokes many situations, but here it means a locally-based agricultural and food production system that is tightly […]

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The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues: Gallery

Gallery SIMEON EHUI, a national of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) obtained his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. Currently, he is Coordinator of the Livestock Policy Analysis Program at the International Livestock Research Institute. THOMAS HERTEL is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, specializing in the economy-wide analysis of […]

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The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues: Is safety also security?

Is safety also security? – So they Say John E. Stauffer, long-time commentator on food quality, says: “The established concept of food safety, as epitomized by HACCP, has morphed into a new concern, food security. This much broader concern covers all factors that might impinge on our food supply. Now when considering potential hazards we […]

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The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues: Public R&D

Public R&D – Brief Article “The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 allowed universities to retain title to inventions that were created with Federal funds, in effect allowing universities to compete with private industry in R&D. Universities have not been reluctant to protect their intellectual property. Between 1993 and 1997 universities were issued 10,050 patents, including 2,645 […]

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The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues: Abandoned Products and Consumer Waste: How DID THAT GET INTO THE PANTRY? – Brief Article

Abandoned Products and Consumer Waste: How DID THAT GET INTO THE PANTRY? – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Brian Wansink Nearly everyone is guilty of purchasing grocery products they never use. The money and effort spent on these products is not trivial — we have found that 12 percent of the grocery products we […]

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The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues: Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation – Review Richard A. Levins by Eric Schlosser. Published by Houghton Muffin Co., New York, 2001. 288 pages. $25.00. In Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser doesn’t just settle for writing a book about fast food. His book is fast food. Begun as a magazine article, Fast Food Nation evolved into what appears […]

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the new low-price food retailer in town

WalMart supercenter: the new low-price food retailer in town Chung L. Huang THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM HOLDS THAT WHEN WAL-MART COMES TO TOWN EXISTING STORES CUT PRICES OR PAY THE PRICE. HOW WISE IS THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM WHEN IT COMES TO THE GROCERY BUSINESS? In the past few years, Wal-Mart has made significant inroads to the […]

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The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues: CHOICES is here to stay! – Guest Editorial – Electronic format of this publication

CHOICES is here to stay! – Guest Editorial – Electronic format of this publication – Editorial Jean Kinsey CHOICES is one of our favorite publications. It is a living, growing, and evolving entity. And now is the time to take it to a new level of effectiveness and stature. Starting in 2003, you will receive […]